SBI PO 2016 Notification
Any eligible candidate, who aspires to join State Bank of India as a Probationary Officer(SBI PO 2016), is required to register online for the Recruitment Process. The SBI PO 2016 examination will be held in two phases –preliminary and main. Candidates who will qualify in SBI PO preliminary examination and shortlisted will
have to appear for SBI PO 2016 main examination and shortlisted candidates in the main examination will
subsequently be called for a Group Discussion & Interview.
Prospective candidates will have to apply after carefully reading the SBI PO 2016 advertisement regarding the
process of examinations and interview, eligibility criteria, online registration processes, payment of
prescribed application fee/intimation charges, pattern of examination, issuance of call letters etc.
and ensure that they fulfil the stipulated criteria and follow the prescribed processes.
SBI PO 2016 Important Date:
SBI PO 2428 VACANCIES
Vacancies reserved for OBC category are available to OBC Candidates belonging to ‘Non-Creamy
Layer’. ‘Creamy Layer’ OBC candidates should indicate their category as ‘General’. (Vacancies for
OH, VI & HI category candidates are reserved horizontally.) Vacancies including reserved vacancies are provisional and may vary according to the requirements of Bank.
SBI PO EXAM ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
(A) Essential Academic Qualifications: (As on 31.08.2016)
Graduation in any discipline from a recognized University or any equivalent qualification recognized
as such by the Central Government. Those who are in the Final Year/Semester of their Graduation
may also apply provisionally subject to the condition that, if called for interview, they will have to
produce proof of having passed the graduation examination on or before 31.08.2016. Candidates
having Integrated Dual Degree (IDD) certificate should ensure that the date of passing the IDD is on
or before 31.08.2016. Candidates possessing qualification of Chartered Accountant may
(1) The date of passing eligibility examination will be the date appearing on the mark sheet or
provisional certificate issued by the University/Institute. In case the result of a particular
examination is posted on the website of the University/Institute, a certificate issued by the
appropriate authority of the University/Institute indicating the date on which the result was
posted on the website will be taken as the date of passing.
(2) Candidate should indicate the percentage obtained in Graduation calculated to the nearest two
decimals in the online application. Where CGPA/OGPA is awarded, the same should be
converted into percentage and indicated in online application. If called for interview, the
candidate will have to produce a certificate issued by the appropriate authority inter alia stating
that the norms of the University regarding conversion of grade into percentage and the
percentage of marks scored by the candidate in terms of norms.
(3) Calculation of Percentage: The percentage marks shall be arrived at by dividing the total marks
obtained by the candidate in all the subjects in all semester(s)/year(s) by aggregate maximum
marks in all the subjects irrespective of honours/optional/additional optional subject, if any. This
will be applicable for those Universities also where Class/Grade is decided on the basis of
Honours marks only. The fraction of percentage so arrived will be ignored i.e. 59.99% will be
treated as less than 60% and 54.99% will be treated as less than 55%.
(B) SBI PO EXAM Age Limit: (As on 01.04.2016)
SBI PO 2016 SELECTION PROCEDURE
Phase-I: SBI Preliminary Examination:
SBI PO 2016 Preliminary Examination consisting of Objective Tests for 100 marks will be conducted online. This
test would be of 1 hour duration consisting of 3 sections as follows:
Phase – II: SBI PO 2016 Main Examination:
Main Examination will consist of Objective Tests for 200 marks and Descriptive Test for 50 marks.
Both the Objective and Descriptive Tests will be online. Candidates will have to answer Descriptive
Test by typing on the computer. Immediately after completion of Objective Test, Descriptive Test will
(I) SBI PO 2016 Objective Test:
The Objective Test of 3 hours duration consists of 4 sections for total 200 marks.
The Objective Test will have separate timing for every section. The candidates who appear to SBI PO 2016 are required to qualify in each of the tests by securing passing marks, to be decided by the Bank.
(ii) SBI PO 2016 Descriptive Test Type:
The Descriptive Test of 30 minutes duration with 50 marks will be a Test of
English Language (Letter Writing & Essay). The candidates are required to qualify in the Descriptive
Test by securing passing marks, to be decided by the Bank.
Descriptive Test paper of only those candidates will be evaluated who have scored qualifying marks
in the Objective Tests and are placed adequately high as per total marks in Objective Test.
Phase – III: Group Discussion (20 marks) & Interview (30 marks)
The aggregate marks of candidates qualifying in both the Objective Tests and the Descriptive Test
will be arranged in descending order in each category. Adequate number of candidates in each
category, as decided by the Bank will be called for Group Discussion and Interview. The qualifying
marks in Group Discussion & Interview will be as decided by the Bank.
Candidates qualifying for GD & Interview under ‘OBC’ category would be required to submit OBC
certificate containing the ‘Non-Creamy Layer’ clause. Candidates not submitting the OBC certificate
containing the ‘Non-Creamy Layer’ clause and requesting to be interviewed under General
category will not be entertained.
The marks obtained in the Preliminary Examination (Phase-I) will not be added for the selection and
only the marks obtained in Main Examination (Phase-II), both in Objective Test and Descriptive Test,
will be added to the marks obtained in GD & Interview(Phase-III)fo rpreparation of the final meritlist.
The candidates will have to qualify both in Phase-II and Phase-III separately. Marks secured by the
candidates in the Written Test (out of 250 marks) are converted to out of 75 and marks secured in
Group Discussion & Interview (out of 50 marks) are converted to out of 25. The final merit list is
arrived at after aggregating converted marks of Written Test and Group Discussion &Interview out of
100 for each category. The selection will be made from the top merit ranked candidates in each
Results of the candidates who have qualified for GD & Interview and the list of candidates finally
selected will be made available on the Bank’s website. Final select list will be published in
Employment News/Rozgar Samachar and also on our We Shine Academy website.
How to Apply:
Apply online: Click here